ESPN just recently announced that the World Champions: the Houston Astros will only make 2, yes that’s right, 2 appearances on Sunday night baseball this year. The only two games which will be broadcasted are the April 15th matchup with the Rangers at home, and with the Indians on May 20th. Although the network stated that they haven’t announced all of their days just yet, more will be coming in the season and hopefully, the Astros will be on prime time more often since you know… They are the champions… I don’t know, maybe it’s just me who thinks this.
While we await the June-September line up from ESPN, I am shocked the Astros aren’t up very much at the beginning of the season. Maybe the Astros will be placed into the TV slots more towards the end of the year to allow fans to enjoy other teams, and then get clobbered with national broadcasts of the Astros games towards the end of the year due to the playoffs coming up. Many believe the Astros have a great shot to get back into title contention again and win it all. I’m sure ESPN knows this and will want to broadcast as many games as possible for this team AFTER they broadcast their beloved Yankees and Red Sox. Which I’m sure that matchup will be on ESPN Sunday night baseball every week. The Astros are currently in the off-season and training camp is still a few ways away, so we still have some waiting to before we can see our champions come back to our field and try for another banner this year. The Astros have been enjoying their time off and have been on just about every news network so far. I know fans can’t wait until they are back and in the stand of Minute Maid Park.